Aiden Steward, a 9-year-old who attends Kermit Elementary School in Kermit, Texas, was suspended last Friday for threatening the safety of a classmate after he allegedly brought a ring to school and pledged to make the classmate disappear using the ring’s magic power.
You know things have to be bad when outfits like POLITICO and The New York Times start grousing about the way they’re being treated by Democrats. Yet there they were Friday, describing reporters’ experience at a Pennsylvania Democratic retreat as an “absurd” encounter.
Not that it will come to much without some help from the U.S. Supreme Court, but a handful of GOP lawmakers is reportedly slogging through the early stages of crafting legislation aimed at replacing the Affordable Care Act.
A new analysis of how the Obama administration has exercised its discretion in carrying out congressional earmark spending finds that the White House has invested federal dollars in states where Democratic support is strongest.
Ignored your assignment? Didn’t even bother to write the instructions down? Cool! Here’s 50 points. That’s the new policy at the William J. Christian K-8 school, a public school in Birmingham, Alabama.
As 2014 wound to a close, the campaign machine behind Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) began showing signs of aggression toward the Tea Party conservative momentum that has made the five-term Senator extremely unpopular among base voters in his home state.
A new breakdown of data from the Social Security Administration reveals that more than one-third of federal disability recipients rely on diagnoses of mental disorders to qualify for the benefit.
Assuring his online followers that he’s “going to win by not playing their game,” Drew Curtis — the man behind offbeat news aggregating website Fark.com — has announced he’ll run for governor of Kentucky, an office that’s up for grabs this November.
A group of Berkeley students who share a preoccupation for social justice and all things inclusive is taking aim at a university course offering that, as its very name suggests, features the philosophical work of dead white guys — but no one else.
Police in New Hope, Minnesota, shot and killed a man Monday after he allegedly opened fire on a group of cops gathered to witness the swearing-in ceremony for two new members.
President Obama announced Sunday he will seek congressional protection for 12 million acres of Alaska’s coastline in order to protect the land and offshore areas from oil and gas exploration.
A fresh round of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows labor union participation has dropped to its lowest level in a century. Measured as a proportion of the total workforce, union participation fell to 11.1 percent in 2014.
Only days following reports that the IRS has retained the services of the same contractor accused of botching the Healthcare.gov website, an inspector general’s report is slamming the federal government’s sloppy, inattentive and ultimately costly lack of diligence in vetting and overseeing Obamacare contractors.
Joining a handful of other states that have attached conditions to receiving government welfare benefits, Wisconsin may soon become the latest to compel some welfare and state-subsidized health care recipients to pass a drug test in order to remain eligible.
CGI Federal, the same company the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) essentially fired following the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov in 2013, now holds a contract with the IRS to help manage the tax enforcement agency’s Obamacare tax program.
Some members of the Washington, D.C. city council, led by at-large council member David Grosso, are advocating a new law that would extend municipal voting rights to permanent residents who are not U.S. citizens.
MSNBC host, race profiteer and Obama confidante Al Sharpton received the honor of an invitation to participate in debate about U.S. race relations, hosted by the Oxford Union in London.
The federal government’s online place of business for Obamacare shoppers surreptitiously shares enrollees’ personal data with outside vendors, who in turn can use that data for advertising or to enrich their market research.
An analysis of data from three of the nation’s largest moving companies shows that right-to-work states continue to enjoy a net influx of new residents, while many states that don’t give workers a choice about union membership remain among the least-popular destinations for relocating Americans.
As talk of the 2016 presidential race heats up, so too does the media interest in potential candidacies of the heirs to the GOP’s establishment mantle: Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. Yet a recent tracking poll of voter attitudes finds there’s not a lot of enthusiasm to revisit a Romney candidacy or to send another Bush to the White House.
The foster parent of an infant in Tacoma, Washington, is facing a state ultimatum: Have your entire family vaccinated against the flu or surrender your baby to the government. So far, foster mom Jamie Smith has chosen against vaccination.
Now that he’s bagged ringing establishment endorsements from both sides of the Senate aisle, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) seems to be getting earnest about entering the crowded field of GOP presidential candidates.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) could be closing out his long political career in the U.S. Senate, choosing “retirement” — i.e., declining to seek office again — over the risk of defeat at the hands of a Republican challenger.